Saturday, December 6, 2014

See "CARDS" Banner In Use!

Today I wanted to share a couple photos, from our daughter's wedding reception, where you can actually see how the "CARDS" banner I made for her was used.

If you missed my original post about making the banner, you can see it here.

Anyway, just in case you may be wondering about the strange surroundings in the background for what was supposed to be a 'garden' wedding and reception.... well... while the wedding turned out to be a beautiful, autumn garden wedding on the farm, the weather did NOT cooperate!! 

A cold front had arrived the day before and knocked temperatures from the 70's, down to around 40 for the high.... with the rain not clearing out until just hours before the ceremony! It was very damp, with the wind still blowing strong, so it felt like a huge evap cooler had been turned on us and we were all right in front of it's vent, brrrr! 

With the temperature so low, the wind chills were in the low 30's and the guests were wrapped up in their coats and heavy, handmade, old quilts that were passed out to all who wanted to be warmer! Members of the wedding party were nearly frozen before the ceremony was over.... literally teeth were chattering!.... It did make for a funny incident when the vows were being recited through those chattering teeth. We all shared quite a chuckle when the groom tried to speak, as he was facing in to the wind. He was so cold, he could hardly get the words out, LOL!

SO.... there was no way we were all going to enjoy an outdoor reception under those circumstances, let alone keep the food warm! It had to be moved inside the large shop barn... haystacks and all. That's why all the backgrounds in her reception photos have cars and car parts in them, LOL!

Anyway, here's a closer look at her vintage suitcase, card collector and the banner:

(As always, you can click on the photo to view it close-up)

The painting was a gift someone painted using their invitations for inspiration. I love how they "carved" a heart with the couple's names on the tree trunk :)

Thanks for stopping by today.... I love visitors! Please come again soon.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWEET PAULA! First of all, I love the hay, the country look for all celebrations!

Secondly, I want to thank you for your ONE TRUE SENTENCE (no matter the length!) - it was a very tough decision to make, for I LOVE BLOGGING. But the plans I had to revamp my blog for the year just as not feasible. I do however, have a goal to become a better writer in poetry, and it takes time. I can't do it while blogging.


Carol L said...

It looks like it was a wedding to always remember! The card banner is such a clever idea to use with an old suitcase, and the painting is a wonderful gift!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today too :)

Donna said...

Ohhh goodness! To be that cold just cannot have been fun (but reading of your passing out old quilts warmed my soul!)!!! What a memory, eh?? Well then, to read your explanation about the unlikely back ground decor was a sweet read and warmed my heart too. Life really is about love, not all the trimmings and things. God bless and congratulations to the lucky couple and your families!

Your CARDS banner is wonderful!!

Thanks for sharing your story! :)

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